South Rd road upgrade continues

South Road in Malaita is again restoring to its former state as road upgrade work continues in the aftermath of the previous bad weather seasons. And the public are overwhelmed with the road maintenance work being carried out along the South Road in Malaita Province in the past weeks, reports reaching Solomon Star states.  South…

No-Confidence Motion looms

Renbel Premier told to step down Rennell and Bellona Premier Collin Singamoana is facing a motion of confidence which will tabled in the upcoming budget meeting later this month. The looming motion of no confidence also comes with a call for the premier to immediately resign his seat due to lack of confidence in his…

Nila mini hospital

Keeping the people healthy By RONALD TOITO’ONA   If it wasn’t for the Nila Catholic Station mini-hospital, people in the Shortland Islands will have to travel to Choiseul or Gizo for medical attention. Others will not be able to survive if the mini-hospital is not providing the needed services in the furthest island of the…

Gov’t to implement report

The Government has pledged to implement the recommendations of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee report of 2009. While launching the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for change government (SIDCCG) policy document recently, Prime Minister Rich Hounipwela said his coalition is looking to implement recommendations of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee recommendations to recognise the roles of…

Boats and engines for East Malaita

Church groups and individuals in East Malaita have been presented with outboard motor engines and boats by their Constituency office during a handing over ceremony. The recipients were the Kingdom Prayer Centre, Anglican Church, Baptist church, SDA churches and individual fishing projects. One recipient told Solomon Star that the equipment are important to help improve…

Fear of a coconut oil mill operator

The gradual increase of rhinoceros beetle in some part of Malaita may affect coconut oil producers and copra operators in Malaita province. A prominent coconut crashing mill operator at Buma village in Ward 3, West Kwara’ae, Luke Ramokoloa says he’s worried that the obvious increase of deadly rhinoceros betel is posing a threat to his…

Fighting the deadly beetle

Experts to map out strategy this week By LYNNISSHA RUNA   Combating the deadly coconut rhinoceros beetle will be the focus of a major workshop to be held in Honiara this week. Biosecurity Solomon Islands and the Coconut RhiBy os Beetle (CRB) taskforce are organising the one-day gathering in Honiara on Thursday. “The coconut industry…

CSOs take on corruption

CIVIL Society Organisation (CSO) representatives last week travelled to Honiara from across the nation to develop a powerful policy position on corruption and good governance. “Corruption is eating our beautiful country,” said Inia Barry, Chairman of the Development Services Exchange. “This is the number one issue affecting Pacific Island nations as a whole,” he added.…

New Kia police post opens

THE safety and security of the people at Kia and surrounding communities in the Isabel Province will be boosted with the opening on 27 February of the $1.3 million new Kia Police Post. The opening ceremony was attended by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Karen Galokale, the…